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Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 30 (Clouds)

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

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"Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 30" is an article to help inspire our creativity.

I choose a single word prompt encouaging others to write a poem, a short story, a song or any combination.

The only requirement is to relax and have fun writing.

"Give Yourself Permission To Be Creative ~ Ethan Hawke"

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Nature is Transforming

I was took by surprise this week as I took a moment to look around.

I remember Bill Holland saying the leaves on the trees were already changing colors in his neighborhood, but I really hadn't taken the time to notice.

Sure enough, the tips of the trees are gradually transforming into nature's beauty for Autumn.

It won't be long now, before the green hue totally disappears and we see bright orange, red & yellow shades.

I actually enjoy this time of year. I love taking a drive through the countryside just to adore this beautiful painting on the landscape.

The weather is usually perfect. It's not too cold, nor is it too hot. Yet, it signals the need to get prepared for Winter.

That is the part I dread. I have a list of things to finish before old man Winter rears his ugly head.

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Inspiration

Inspiration can come to us when we least expect it.

In my case, almost anything can & will inspire me, but I have moments when those thoughts get lost.

Like while I'm trying to sleep or I'm out with other people for the evening and my phone is put away.

I always tell myself I'll remember the idea later, but I don't. It's gone forever, never to be found again.

So I encourage you to jot down a few words the moment they spring into your mind.

Keep a notebook and a pen handy or carry your cell phone. You can jot down a few quick notes or record a message to yourself.

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If you can't, don't get upset about it. Your muse has a lot more stories to tell.

Quite honestly, we have to let a few of them go.

Word Prompt = Clouds

According to Wikipedia a cloud is water vapour in the atmosphere (sky) that has condensed into very small water droplets or ice crystals that appear in visible shapes or formations above the ground.

This is hard for me to picture. I can't imagine clouds being droplets of water or ice crystals suspended in the sky.

They create such an amazing picture for us to see across the world.

Sometimes it feels like they bring peace to everyone across the universe.

Other times they seem dark and angry like just before a thunderstorm.

I remember the age old sayings, "I feel like I'm on cloud nine" and "Every cloud has a silver lining."

Maybe you are glancing up at the sky, watching the clouds on a sunny afternoon.

Or maybe you are waiting for the dark cloud in your life to go away.

Maybe the clouds make you feel a connection to a loved one who is no longer here.

I've included a video of a song from the 60's, "Both Sides Now ~ by Joni Mitchell." The link is below.

I'm not really certain what our muses might come up with for this word prompt, but let's give it a try.

So pick up your pens and jot down a few lines.

Never lose hope.

The darkest clouds precede the loveliest rain.

— Avijeet Das (Walk My World)

"Joni Mitchell ~ Both Sides Now (lyrics) by Alex From"

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Highlights This Week

Wow! Who knew one little word prompt could stir up so much enthusiasm.

This week's writing has been exceptional!

You've definitely made it difficult for me to choose which ones to feature.

You have written a variety of categories and topics on "Freedom."

We also have a few new Hubbers who joined in the fun this week.

Rinita Sen

Ishika Mehere

Husamuddin Chittalwala wrote one for Week 9 ~ "Friendship"

Teodora Gheorghe

A B Williams

We also welcome back Rozlin Mohsin after suffering Covid-19.

Please click on their names and take a moment to read their work.

I'd also like to point out three other exceptional pieces of work.

Vidya D Sagar writes about an American Psychologist Abraham Maslow & his beliefs. She also writes us a couple of poems.

Greg Cain (boxelderred) writes us a captivating story about a woman who found her freedom but carries the marks for life.

John Hansen writes us a story about wild animals in captivity and how their freedom is taken away.

To read these fantastic articles, follow the links below.

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Trapped In Our Own Prison

Teodora Gheorghe tells us we often make ourselves prisoners with our own fears & insecurities.

In her poem, "The Forgotten Prisoner’" she shows us someone waking up from a dream realizing he is trapped in his own prison.

When he learns to cry and lets his tears flow, he is released from his captivity.

He walks free.

This fantastic poem shows us how we often keep ourselves from enjoying freedom.

To read this one, please follow the link below.

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Freedom Is A Right For Everyone

A B Williams tell us that once freedom is gone it won't come back.

She says:

"Take what you have been given, that which has been fought for, when it is as good as it gets and work to preserve it, learn to understand it, in order to begin to cherish it."

On the 20th Anniversary of 9-11 she tunes in to watch sports and hears a young lady sing our National Anthem.

This is a beautiful tribute since her father was taken away on that tragic day 20 years ago.

He was one of the heros who reached out to help others escape the evil done on that day.

She hopes Americans keep both their patriotic spirit and their healing spirit of 9-12 which helped us to sustain and heal after that awful ordeal.

She hopes this spirit is passed down through the generations.

Her song, "Freedom's Song" reminds us that others want to have freedom but are dying without it.

Yet we take for granted the value of our freedoms which was fought so hard to attain.

Then she hears others say to forget the Bill of Rights and all those past modern day plights and follow whatever the government dictates.

There is talk of shunning those who don't follow this lead making her wonder what happened to the healing compassion after 9-11.

Others want you to forget your freedom and simply follow along, but they can't justify their reasons with any legitimate proof.

She tells us she will not follow this charade of deception.

She will stand strong behind her beliefs singing her Freedom Song until she takes her last breath.

This is a well thought out article and song which points out the tragedy of that fateful day with lessons we learned.

We did bond together as one unit on 9-12.

Working together for solutions is the best way. Not dictatorship mannerisms that seem to be tearing the American people apart with this recent pandemic.

We must not forget the freedoms we've been given, but we must also think about humanity as a whole looking at it from every angle.

What is right for one, may not be right for another, but Freedom is right for everyone.

To read her work follow the link below.

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Heavenly Freedom

Manatita44 has written us two different ones this week.

In his sonnet, "Nature's Freedom. A Regular Sonnet" he tells us that out of the darkness comes nature's beauty.

The moon, the stars, the sun all give birth to many wonders.

Each glimpse of light allows nature to provide the miracles we need to sustain life.

His poem, "Heavenly Freedom: To all Those we Lost in the NHS and Frontline Services" shows us that while we grieve the loss of the departed souls who lost their lives as they reached out with helping hands, God shows them glory and welcomes them home.

His poem, "Liberation. Extracts from my Poem, ‘Hope and Transformation" he shows us how he becomes fixated on the light of the heavens.

He tells us that Sage Vasishta’s wife resides there & many couples give honor, praying their marriages will be blessed.

As a young boy he wanted to travel to the moon to play with it, but his mother said it will come to him one day.

Now he lives life with the knowledge that his soul will live eternally when he leaves his mortal body behind. We have the freedom to choose eternal life.

In "A Thought-Provoking Look at Freedom" he tell us it's sometimes hard to decipher the good from the bad.

Nothing we do is by a random choice, but so often we close the window of our heart not letting the light inside.

In "The Soul of America Rejoices. A Free Verse Sonnet. An older poem" he tells us that with each new dawn of sunlight Americans rejoice.

They have indomitable will & courage with hearts filled with love despite the tragedies that come before them.

Freedom is a search for the abundant light that lasts forever.

His second one "Celestial-Freedoms-Tuesdays-Inspirations-27To-my-Dear-Friend-Rinita-Sen" "More Celebration of Brenda's 29th Prompt on Freedom" he gives us a few delightful Haikus.

My favorite one:

Zephyrs kiss the rose

Its breath dances gleefully

My soul drinks beauty.

In "Wisdom from the Master" he tells us true freedom is when we find the realization of God & manifest him into our life becoming one with our soul.

In his sonnet, "I Bask in The Light That Never Sleeps" he shows us how greed overtook his heart leaving him alone to walk in the darkness until he sees a glimmer of light.

He embraces the love of God & accepts him into his life. His soul feels peaceful.

In his poem,"The Enchanted Home-coming" he shows us how he offers himself when manifesting the love of the Shyama.

He gives us a glimpse of the beauty in heaven.

He includes a video at the end with inspirational quotes to ponder.

To read Manatita44's work, please follow the links below.

"How Does A Writer Know They Are Good Enough? By UCLA Professor Richard Walter ~ Film Courage"

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Previous Word Prompts

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Responses to Word Prompt

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 24, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 21, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 21, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 19, 2021:

Take a few moments to read Umesh Chandra Bhatt & Rozlin Mohsin's writing on Clouds.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/The-Mighty-Clouds-Re...

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 19, 2021:

Rozlin

I just finished reading this one.

You did great.

I will post in the word prompt article & put a comment beneath your article.

Rozlin from UAE on September 19, 2021:

Hi, Brenda. Here is my contribution https://letterpile.com/poetry/His-Beautiful-Design...

Hope you like it.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 18, 2021:

Vidya

Thank you so much!

I appreciate all the work you & everyone else puts in to these articles.

Plus your patience when I can't get to them right away.

Take care & have a lovely Sunday.

VIDYA D SAGAR on September 18, 2021:

Thanks Brenda, I appreciate you for your effort and time giving us prompts, encouraging us to write, analyzing and posting the links of our work. Thanks a lot.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 18, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 18, 2021:

Vidya

I just finished reading this one.

Great work.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 18, 2021:

Take a moment to read Vidya D Sagar's work

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VIDYA D SAGAR on September 18, 2021:

https://hubpages.com/literature/Poem-How-wonderful... my response to word prompt week 30-clouds

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 18, 2021:

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BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 18, 2021:

Take a few moments to read Misbah's work.

https://letterpile.com/poetry/Dreamy-White-Clouds...

Misbah Sheikh on September 18, 2021:

Bredz, here's my response: https://letterpile.com/poetry/Dreamy-White-Clouds...

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 17, 2021:

Alyssa

Thank you.

I absolutely love how you described your trail up in the mountains.

It sounds so peaceful & beautiful.

It would definitely make me want to cuddle up on those clouds too.

I want to touch a cloud. I am mesmerized by them constantly.

As for winter...I guess I'll have to tackle that list one day, but right now it's still warm enough weather to enjoy.

Maybe we'll get lucky and the cold will hold off a bit.